• Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Single Stream Recycling


Single Stream Recycling

solid-waste-rollcartThe City of Yankton will move to single stream collection of recyclables in May 2017.  Single stream recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, magazines, cardboard, plastic, aluminum and tin cans, and glass jars and bottles are comingled in a single red 95 gallon single stream recycling roll cart.  At the same time, customers will begin using 95 gallon roll cart for solid waste.  The 95 gallon garbage roll cart will take the place of two 33 gallon garbage cans that residents currently use.  Until single stream is implemented and you receive your new carts, please continue to sort your recyclables. 

Not all of the details of the transition have been worked out at this time. More information and community educational efforts will be occurring over the next year before implementation.  Below are answers to some of the most common questions residents have had about the planned changes.  If you have any other questions please contact the Department of Public Works at 668-5211.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Are different size / color roll carts available?

  • Is recycling mandatory and am I required to participate?

  • Will my private hauler offer single stream collection?

  • Will I still be able to drop off recyclables at the transfer station and recycling collection trailer?

  • Do I have to store the carts inside?

  • Will my garbage collection rate increase?

  • Do I have to buy the new roll carts?

  • What will the carts look like?

  • Will this change where my garbage and recyclable are picked up?

  • Will this change when my garbage is collected?

  • How often will the carts be collected?

Adam Haberman, Public Works Director 
416 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251